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Political Instability in Pakistan Affecting Youth



As we all have seen in the past years Pakistan has witnessed political instability which has primarily affected the lives of its citizens, especially the students of Pakistan. In recent times two ruling political parties have been in opposition for a period of time, longing for peace to settle in between. moreover, the followers of both parties are actively running the party message at their agendas and knowledge, which unfortunately turns into huge rallies and conflicts between the party followers and supporters.


As there is no law enforcement for people to carry peaceful rallies, and they are deprived of their basic right to show their opinion, the law is used wrongfully, which erupts huge, dangerous, deadly riots between the supporters and civilians are highly affected by it.


Moreover, law enforcement uses their place of power as suited to them and places containers, and blockages on the roads to prevent civilians from carrying out their daily routine lives. it causes chaos in the whole country, disrupting medical facilities, people going to their work and students going for their academic activities.


As we look deep into the academic lives of students, it is the most affected by this political instability. Students work hard throughout the year, and these riots and roadblocks have caused major career disruptions for several students in huge numbers. students work all their lives to enroll themselves in top institutions for their higher education, and important examinations, and their higher grades play a big role in their selections. when these chaotic events take place, the examinations are cancelled. The students have to reappear the next year, or they are graded based on their full-year academic record, which has a huge effect on their enrollment in top institutions. Furthermore, a lot of students are victims of mental health due to these failures they face, as many students and families in our country only have one shot due to their financial situations. Political instability and wrong use of law: is it really worth ruining the youth and future of this country?

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Reading this blog post struck a chord with me. Being from Karachi I have witnessed the chaos caused by VIP movements affecting everyday life. It's disheartening to see how the political clashes not only disrupt the peace of the nation but also significantly impact the academic journey of countless students. I vividly remember a day when I was running late for my economics exam in college. Unfortunately, my route was obstructed by a common occurrence of the VIP movement in the country. The stress and anxiety I felt during those moments were overwhelming, thinking about the potential consequences of missing the exam. This personal experience resonates with thousands of students who face similar issues on a larger scale. As I…

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I completely agree with what you've written because I too felt similar disruptions. I remember being extremely confused and unaware of the situation at hand until the very last minute. Unfortunately, the government added on to this confusion of ours. No public announcement or clarity was given until the very last moment. Its as if, one second my maths exam was happening and the other, it wasn't. Many students didn't even know until the very day of the exam that the exam was not even taking place anymore.

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I feel like as students, the ongoing political instability has significantly disrupted our lives. The clashes between political parties escalate into dangerous riots, impacting citizens and causing chaos in the country. The misuse of law enforcement, with roadblocks and container placements, too often a times affects the essential services and daily routines. Critical examinations (CIE's, Board exams) are frequently canceled due to these events, jeopardizing aspirations for enrollment in top institutions. Mental health issues further compound the challenges, especially for those with limited opportunities. Every time these riots would happen I would think: Is the political instability and misuse of law truly worth jeopardizing the future of the country's youth? I feel like the leaders must recognize the lasting impact…

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Thank you Wasey for highlighting such a genuine concern that many of us hold. It is quite unfortunate and upsetting to see the future go through trouble at the hands of party leaders' conflicts and need to correct wrong with wrong. They always demand an upper hand over the other party without catering to the consequences which are always, the students. It is high time that the leaders prioritise us, not only for our betterment but for the country's own betterment too. We question why we don't succeed but we never take the necessary steps needed to succeed.

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Hello Mahnoor! I completely agree with your blog post especially the mental health toll on students facing these challenges. Many students and families in Pakistan may have limited opportunities due to financial constraints, making each academic year crucial. The uncertainty and setbacks resulting from political instability can lead to significant stress and anxiety among students, impacting their mental well-being.


Your question about whether the political instability and the misuse of law are worth jeopardizing the youth and future of the country is a thought-provoking one. It underscores the urgent need for stable governance and responsible use of power to ensure the well-being and educational prospects of the nation's youth. Addressing these issues is not only a matter of political concern…


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Your focus on the financial struggles that many Pakistani students experience intensifies the problem. For students and their families, the combination of limited opportunities and instability brought on by political unrest makes for an uncertain future. When the nation's future is represented by its youth, it highlights the wider societal impact when they experience disruptions in their education and mental health.

Moreover, I completely agree with the evaluation of the moral necessity for responsible governance. It raises questions about the morality of leadership and the responsibility of the powerful to put the interests and opportunities of the next generation first. To address these problems, there needs to be a cultural shift in the society where such values are implemented in…

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Shamsa Kanwal
Shamsa Kanwal
2023年11月17日

The blog post effectively highlights the detrimental effects of political instability on the lives of Pakistani citizens, particularly students. As you paints a vivid picture of the chaos and disruptions caused by political rallies, roadblocks, and the misuse of law enforcement power, emphasizing the severe impact on students' academic pursuits and mental well-being. But the point to think is that how can law enforcement agencies be held accountable for the misuse of their power and ensure that they facilitate peaceful protests rather than suppress them? And like as you mentioned that it also affect the mental health of students so how support systems can be put in place to help students who have been adversely affected by political instability, particularly…

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Your questions regarding law enforcement agencies being accountable is a crucial question I believe every citizen of Pakistan should discuss and question openly. The chaotic situation in the country really does affect the lives of civilians more than one can imagine and in ways that would continue in the long term. To address your first question, in order to ensure accountability for law enforcement it is important to have complete transparency to keep a check on all their actions while involving the public. Furthermore, there needs to be reforms for the police force where they are connected with communities and given training in workshops on how to behave during such protests which are in sync with the human rights code…

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Saghaam Fatima
Saghaam Fatima
2023年11月13日

I think your blog provides an excellent focused analysis of the extensive and extremely concerning ramifications of Pakistan's political unrest. Your examination of the human cost of this struck me as both fascinating and crucial, especially in light of the connection you established between student mental health issues and political unrest. Furthermore, I believe that discussing the socioeconomic aspects of this issue and the difficulties faced by students with little opportunities and financial constraints is crucial because, as we all know, students' years of hard work are not the only things at stake—they also have to pay a hefty fee to take these exams. Furthermore, Aleena and I covered in detail in our presentation the interesting points you made in…


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Thank you for sharing your deep thoughts regarding the highlighted issue. I believe you are absolutely correct in saying that we need to look at this from the lens of socio-economic as there are many parents of students who end up selling precious things such as jewellery to pay for school and exam fees. They are willing to sacrifice their assets in order to see their children in a place where they are able to get the maximum opportunities. however, when such situations occur in the country all their sacrifices and financial distress go to waste and the student might not even get a chance to perform in the examinations. To address your questions, I personally believe that the leaders…

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